In order to avoid the reverse engineering of script applications, numerous developers encrypt their code with tools such as ionCube PHP Encoder to make it human unreadable. The latter is valid for paid apps in particular, as anyone would be able to use and modify the unencrypted code without paying the required license fees. In case you purchase web software protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, you can use it without any problems as long as a tool named ionCube Loader is present on the website hosting server. This loader makes it possible to run encoded files and you will often find it as one of the prerequisites for a given script application to be set up. As the encoded files are already precompiled, they're ordinarily executed more rapidly and this can enhance the general speed of your website.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared web hosting package that we offer and you will be able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to use script applications which require it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you are able to proceed and set up the app that you need right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you haven't used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader because the tool is available on all servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.